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Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
days to go. president obama and mitt romney make final preparations for the first presidential debate. nancy cordes is on the trail if las vegas. >> i was a steelworker for 30 years. >> glor: sick of political ads? barry petersen in california reports on a referendum trying to limit them. mandarin chinese, the world's most spoken language now required in one american school district. mark strassman goes to class. >> what is the word for hello? >> niho. >> glor: and fighting chance, a decorated combat veteran overcomes his battle scars, fulfilling a dream on the football field. >> i didn't die that day on october 3rd, because i was meant to do something more in my life. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> glor: and good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. after months arguing from a distance president obama and mitt romney meet face-to-face on wednesday. their first debate is scheduled for denver. 90 minutes focusing on domestic issues. nancy cordes is on the campaign trail tonight in las vegas, nancy, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, jeff. and to give
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
>>> face to face. president obama and mitt romney are set to square off tonight in the first of three debates before the presidential election. >>> attack investigation. lawmakers are raising questions about security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi and whether the death of ambassador chris stevens and three others could have been prevented. >>> bullying backlash. a television anchor responds to a viewer who criticizes her for being overweight. >> attacks like this are not okay. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 3, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. round one tonight. this evening president obama and mitt romney face off in the first of three scheduled debates. the topic tonight in denver domestic affairs including the economy, health care reform and immigration and the clock is ticking. the election is less than five weeks away and the stakes are high. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning to you? >> reporter: first debates get the most attention of all of them and the first 30 minutes are said to be the most important. p
CBS
Sep 29, 2012 6:00pm PDT
>> tonight, getting ready to go one on one. ( cheers ) candidates obama and romney hunker down to practice for their first debate in just five days. a crime-ridden city fires its police force. tony guida reports on why camden, new jersey, is making this dramatic move. a bumper crop of bad apples, thanks to fickle weather. manuel bojorquez talks to orchard owners counting up their losses. and new meaning to the phrase "a dog's life." michelle miller takes us inside a new luxury pet hotel. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> reid: good evening. i'm chip reid. of the 38 days remaining until election day, the most important of all may be this coming wednesday when president obama and mitt romney meet in denver for the first of three debates. the stakes are sky high, especially for mr. romney. running mate paul ryan made the case for a mitt romney presidency today in the toss-up state of new hampshire. >> we have got to stop spending money we don't have. >> reporter: vice president joe biden campaigned in battled ground florida, where he argued that the obama
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
% said governor romney won. less than half that thereby, 2%, said president obama won. 32% called it a tie. and look at this-- before the debate, only 30% of uncommitted voters said governor romney cares about their needs and problems. ebter the debate, that number more than doubled to 63%. on that same question, mr. obama's number went up as well, from 53% to 69. that was small consolation, though for a president whose debate performance has shaken up his campaign. we have reports tonight from our campaign 2012 team, and first, we'll go to nancy cordes, who is whvering the president tonight. nancy. >> reporter: scott, even desccrats are describing the president's performance as lack luster, and listless, and the campaign acknowledges it is ining to have to reexamine its debate strategy. mpt on the campaign trail today, the president was in cleanup mode, trying to turn the tables on a triumphant mitt romney. >> when i got on to the stage, i tet this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney has been running
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Sep 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
getting used to where we are. so that, particularly if you're going to vote for obama. you begin to say to yourself, "well, it's not that bad. and he's data the best he can" i think there's a certain circ lal logic to it. my fear is i see indications that we could easily end up in a new recession. the numbers that came in on manufacturing orders, the worst since want beginning of 2009. the fact that they've readjusted the gross domestic product as you you pointed out down, to an anemic growth rate, much below the level of creating enough jobs. so i'm concerned that we're not on the right track. and frankly, when you look at education, we're clearly not on the right track. beyond partisanship-- this is not republican-democrat. it's the country which is not on the right track. and i think it's going to take very wrenching leadership over self years to get us back, getting in shape for the future. >> schieffer: rick smith, i read your book, the title "who stole american dream?" that is a provocative title. you think this theft began somewhere back in the 70s, i guess it was. but i just wan
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
october 4. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. >>> president obama and republican challenger mitt romney will campaign in bryan stows today after having their say at their first -- battleground states after having their say at their first debate. 47% believe romney won compared with 34% for president obama in a survey of californians. 18% felt there was no clear winner. last night's debate focused on the economy and other domestic issues. and, of course, that debate took place in denver in colorado. colorado is a swing state. different surveys show mitt romney is the winner of the first debate. there are two more presidential debates coming up. bigad shaban has highlights. >> reporter: good morning. it seems like mitt romney got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive for much of the night. romney touted his own accomplishments as governor of massachusetts but continually pointed to what he called the failed promises of the obama administration. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a rom
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
washington post poll finds president obama has a two- point nationwide lead over romney. but in two of the swing states, his lead is much wider. nine points in florida and ten points in ohio. with less than 48 hours until the debate, grace lee explains how both sides are racing to lower the expectations. >> reporter: both the obama and romney campaigns are doing their best to lower expectations ahead of wednesday's debate. >> we expected all along that governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any candidate in history. >> president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. the man's been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time. >> reporter: the president has not had as much time to prepare for the debates because he's busy being commander in chief. >> most often debates don't make that big a difference. quite a few have lost an election with a debate. >> reporter: these matchups can produce a memorable line like in 1980 between then-governor ronald reagan and preside
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
world in 90 seconds. >> tonight is the big night of the first of three debate. >> president obama and mitt romney set to square off did in denver. >> dealing with an october surprise after video of an old speech resurfaced. senator obama accuses u.s. government of short changing hurricane katrina victim. >> people down in new orleans they don't care about as much. >> meanwhile joe biden just gave the republicans some great new material. >> how they can justify raises taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> i'm sorry, which candidate is he campaigning for? i'm confused. >>> had hillary clinton put together an investigation for the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> american airlines plans to check at least 11 more planes for loose seats. clamps have caused the seats to come loose on three flights. >>> hit by a car, stuck in its grill and managed to survive. >> the luckiest dog i've met. >>> now cops looking for the woman who did it. >> leave manatees alone. don't be grabbing dolphins either. >>> until tonight. >> swing and a miss and he strikes out.
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from denver. >> pelley: good evening, president obama and mitt romney meet here tonight on the stage behind me at the university of denver for their very first debate. the stakes are high because 34 days before the election this race is still up for grabs. the latest poll of likely voters by the "wall street journal" shows the president with a three-point lead over governor romney, 49% to 46%. but that's within the margin of but that's within the margin of error, so it's very nearly a tie. the debate tonight is the first chance voters are going to have to size up the candidates side by side. we have a team of campaign 2012 correspondents covering the debate, but first, the candidates themselves. we caught up with the president and governor romney on the campaign trail. mr. president, the race as we speak is essentially tied. i wonder, do you think this is going to come down to the debates? >> well, i don't think that any single factor ends up making a big difference. i think the debates will matter to some undecided voters and to the extent
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >> gearing up, president obama and mitt romney prepare for their first debate. a show down in denver this wednesday. >>> and on the record, arnold schwarzenegger opens up on "60 minutes" about the affair that produced a son and ended his marriage. >> it was the stupidest thing i've done in the whole relationship. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 1, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning in afghanistan the taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide attack that killed at least 14 people, including three nato service members. a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle rammed into a patrol. americans have a large presence there. nato is trying to sort out a weekend attack in afghanistan that left two americans dead. the casualties push the number of u.s. personnel killed in afghanistan to 2,000. the circumstances of saturday's violence remains unclear but a fire fight broke out at a checkpoint in eastern afghanistan. what nato hasn't determined so far was the gun battle a result of an insider attack or a deadly misunderstanding. drew
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am PDT
about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> all right. back to the campaign trail today for president obama and republican challenger mitt romney after they locked horns in their first face-to-face debate. they made their cases on a wide range of domestic issues in colorado. >> bigad shaban has highlights now from denver. >>> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> we still have deficit. >> reporter: mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change after last night's performance. >> anytime a challenger stands on the s
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
frank mallicoat. it is 5:00 on the nose right now. >>> president obama and republican challenger mitt romney head to key battleground states today after having their say at their first face-to-face debate. an exclusive cbs 5 surveyusa poll of adults in california shows that 48% believe romney won compared with 34% for president obama. 18% felt there was no clear winner. last night's forum in colorado focused mainly on the economy and other domestic issues. that debate took place at the university of denver, colorado being a big swing state in this election, as well. the focus of the debate was the economy. but big bird somehow got into the dialogue there. and, of course, as we mentioned, there were some polls that showed that romney came out ahead of the president on that first debate. bigad shaban joins us live from denver with some highlights from last night. [ pause ] >> reporter: good morning. it seems mitt romney may have got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive all night. romney you wanted to his own successes as massachusetts governor but hig
CBS
Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
house, today is expected to be a quiet date for both president obama and mitt romney. neither candidate has any public events planned. behind the scenes, they're cramming for their first debate. chip reid is traveling with the romney campaign in boston. >> reporter: good morning, anthony. this debate is huge for both candidates. some republican strategists say if does not do well in this, it could be downhill from there. and president obama's advisors are very worried he could make a mistake giving mitt romney the opportunity he needs. >> my opponent thinks it's fair that somebody who makes $20 million a year like he does plays a lower tax rate than a cop or teacher who makes $50,000. >> at campaign appearances friday, president obama and mitt romney seemed to be previewing next wednesday's debate when the battle over taxes is expected to take center stage. romney say ts he'll hold the president accountable for misrepresenting his record. >> i will not raise taxes on middle income americans! >> reporter: the stakes in the debate are so high that both candidates will soon retre
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
at the university of denver. when president obama and governor mitt romney meet face to face tomorrow night it will be one of the very few times they've spent any quality time together. more on that and their strategies. >> reporter: flash back to 2008 and there they are. then senator barack obama and mitt romney sharing a few moments on stain after back to back democratic and republican presidential debates in new hampshire. they ran into each other at a labor day parade in 2007. these are just two of the three times men have seen each other in person. flash forward to 2012. romney briefly stopped for lunch. >> people want to know who's going to win, who is going to score the punches. >> reporter: president obama spent the day near las vegas where his rehearsal with senator john kerry. >> they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: at a rally in denver, romney seemed to down play reports his campaign has prepped him with zingers. >> it's not so much winning and losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself, it'
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
jobless rate fell to 7.8%. >> the same rate as january 2009 when president obama took office. >> now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's just completely wrong. >> for the first time romney backed away from his controversial remarks about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. >> this whole campaign is about the 100%. >> you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth. >>> dozens of american airline flights are canceled. the latest fallout from a seat scare on several flights. >>> gas prices are going up across the country, but in california, they're soaring to a panic level, hovering near the $6 mark. >> oh, my god, i've never seen it so high. this is unbelievable. >>> get a look at this, the first snow of the season, making a mess across the upper midwest. >> we're excited. >>> sucker punch, camera inside a city bus. >> that bus driver becomes the target of an angry fare jumper. >> oh! >>> james bond made his big screen debut 50 years ago. >> back in england, everybody gets a day off.
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
care for their own children. >>> a new poll shows president obama with a lead in swing states. mr. obama with 51% support compare today 44% for republican mitt romney. now in one of those states, nevada, as he prepares for the first debate. >>> the two men will face off in denver on wednesday. son carry carrie. >>> supporters say both men are ready. >> i think both are excellent in their own way. you could argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience. >> the president has a day job and has not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practicing. >> the debate on wednesday will focus on domestic policy. he says today that the president has shown weakness in the middle east. >> we're going to talk about the debate within the debate. >> a lot of experience in that. >> she does. and candidates are nervous . the moderator is nervous. >>> in the meantime 5:11 now. part of american gangster history. >> how much bonnie and collide's guns pulled bonnie and clyde's guns pulled for. >> the terminator tells all. what arnold says about his multiple affairs
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
barack obama didn't do. the president frankly should have been politely in his face, saying that's not accurate, just like the presentation about romney's health care program. the president should have merely said the governor is being a hypocrite. he did this in massachusetts. and the president frankly didn't do that tonight. i think that's the reason that people said that they gave the nod to mitt romney tonight. in the end, we've seen how people are going to vote in november. we've got two more debates to do. i think you'll see a different barack obama in two weeks. >> joe is going to be with us next week for the vice presidential debate, giving us analysis then. >> thanks so much. >>> you know, it would take hours for a full debate fact check, so we're just going to look at two, courtesy of the associated press. president obama suggested that the united states will save money by winding down the wars in iraq and afghanistan. the truth? the wars were funded with borrowed money, so ending them only means less borrowing, not a new pool of available cash. and then there was mr. rom
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Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. >>> president obama and gop challenger mitt romney squaring off tonight in denver. it's the first of three presidential debates and as bigad shaban shows us, the focus tonight will be on the economy, healthcare and domestic issues. >> reporter: the stage is set for the first presidential debate. mitt romney trails in many battleground state polls and this is an opportunity for him to gain some ground. >> i think you're going to see the mitt romney that really cares about putting the american people back to work. i think that's the most important goal that the governor has. >> reporter: president obama will be pressing his own plan for the economy. but today he is facing new criticism over something he said in 2007. during a speech to a predominantly black audience, then senator obama implied the bush administration was withholding recovery money after hurricane katrina based on race. >> what's happening down in new orleans? where is your dollar? >> reporter: all major media outlets covered the speech at the time. >> i have to say i'm a little amazed that as you mentioned a widely cov
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
now, a new poll shows president obama in the lead. mr. obama with 51% support compared to 44% for mitt romney. the president is now in one of those states nevada as he prepared for the first debate. susan has more on the debate preps. >> reporter: more than 11,000 people packed a high school in las vegas sunday night to listen to president obama. >> we'll win this election again. >> reporter: it was the last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's been practicing since june. paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> but apparently not everyone got the memo. >> for thursday morning you are all going to be scratching your heads and saying wow we have a barn burner. >> wednesday's debate will center on domestic issues including the economy. romney is focused on foreign policy and slamming the president over his handling of the events in the middle e
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
time. it's a drag. i -- they're making me do my homework. >> president obama and mitt romney prepare for the first presidential debate. >> it is being called the most critical moment in the 2012 campaign. >> starting with the most important night of romney's political career. >> my husband is completely confident, completely balanced, completely capable of doing this. >> the airplane is flying fine. seats have loosened in the back and we need to return. >> flight from new york to miami was forced to return to jfk. on saturday a flight had to make an emergency landing. >> the seat is loose. we don't want that thing flying around. >> and word of a third flight in less than a week. >> new york post reports that a flight last wednesday down to dallas had a problem with loose seat. >> that's when you know we're getting too fat in this country, okay? >> at least 30 people were injured as an amtrak train derails. >>> crashing into several park car. >> behind the wheel, a 10-year-old. >> disturbing videos of a police officer punching a woman in the face prompted an internal investigation. >>
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
, president obama gearing up for their first presidential debate on wednesday. >> i don't think one of them is going to make or break this campaign. >> thursday morning we're all going to be scratching our heads and saying, wow, we have a barn burner now for the next 33 days. >> maria asked you, why didn't you tell me? what did you say? >> that i did not know how to. >> the thing that really meant the most to me kind of fell apart because of my doing. i will always look back and say, how could you have done that? >> in japan, the powerful and destructive typhoon capture on tape by an american marine. >> holy [ bleep ]. >> lindsay lohan reportedly recovering from a scuffle with a man over photos he took of her on his cell phone. >> we're told the deer wasn't injured and the skateboarder is probably still eating some dust. >> no, no! down! >> he just pile drives donald jones. >> touchdown! does his dance. >> and all that matters. >> the european staged an epic comeback to win the ryder cup. >> on "cbs this morning.." >> the genius behind the idea that you play a fictional character on tv
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
president obama's people are saying, hey, i have had no chance to prepare anything, mitt romney's people are saying, hey, president obama is the best debater ever and i have never been in a presidential debate. >> reporter: both sides are off the campaign trail today preparing for the debate. mitt romney was spotted tacking with his debate partner senator rob portman. this picture has been a hit on political blogs as part of a caption contest. as for the president, he is near las vegas today for his rehearsals with senator john kerry and was caught joking about them. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. [ laughter ] >> they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: while both the president and romney appeared relaxed, there is a lot at stake for their first head-to- head battle. >> in any good debate, you want to have some things prepared in advance. you want to have memorable lines, surprise your opponent and knock them off their feet, and you want to be remembered for something. >> reporter: the "new york times" reports that the romney camp has prep
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. obama, unemployment peaked in 2009 at 10%, now three years later it's 7.8%. for both presidents, unemployment generally trended down all the way to election day. as you might expect, president obama and governor romney saw these numbers quite differently and we have two reports tonight. first, nancy cordes covering the president and she's in cleveland. nancy? ncy?eporter: scott, you could practically see the relief on the president's face today and not just because this news helped to change the subject from his shaky debate performance. negh unemployment has been an albatross around his neck the past four years. today he mentioned the drop not once but twice starting in virginia. >> this morning we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. ( cheers and applause ) more americans entered the work errce, more people are getting jobs. >> reporter: around steady rain in cleveland where president esida shared a coat with the supporter who introduced him, he made it clear to a crowd of 9,000 that he understands there's still a long way to
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. both sides are already spinning. >> while president obama's people are saying, hey, i have had no chance to prepare anything, mitt romney's people are saying, hey, president obama is the best debater ever and i have never been in a presidential debate. >> reporter: both the president and republican nominee are off the campaign trail today preparing for the debate. mitt romney was spotted tacking a break at a denver chipotle with his debate partner senator rob portman. this picture has been a hit on political blogs as part of a caption contest. as for the president, he is near las vegas today for his rehearsals with senator john kerry and was caught joking about them. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. [ laughter ] >> they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: while both the president and romney appeared relaxed, there is a lot at stake for their first head-to-head battle. >> in any good debate, you want to have some things prepared in advance. you want to have memorable lines, surprise your opponent and knock them off their feet, and you want to
CBS
Sep 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
come coming up later on in the broadcast >>> campaign 2012 president obama and mitt romney prepping for their first debate next week the running mates were campaigning in battleground states joe biden in florida telling voters the republicans want to change medicare meanwhile paul ryan hammered the obama administration on the economy >>> they don't want to tell you the not for medicare there for a thing i call a voucher care >>> as a result of the most predictable economic crisis and not fixing it our credit rating was downgraded for first time in our history >>> the candidates are honing debate techniques run it will get help from ohio senator rob portman who will play obama and for the president's preparations senator john kerry will stand in for romney. cub manager brown vetoes a bill to ban agencies from disrupting cellphones service without court order, it targeted bart, which sparked a free-speech debate when it cut cellphones service in san francisco to disrupt the planned protest, the governor said it could divert attention from a true emergency by requiring court agencies to ge
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Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
-- shows president obama with a ten-point lead over mitt romney, 53% to 43%. dean reynolds is in the buckeye state tonight with the voters. dean? >> reporter: scott, back in 2008, nearly 30% of ohio's more than seven million voters cast their ballots before election day, and the campaigns this time around would love to see them increase that percentage. >> three, two, one! ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: what some are calling election month began in ohio promptly at 8:00 a.m. ♪ some voters had over-nighted in the parking lot outside a columbus polling place. >> i think there's been a lot of controversy about early voting. >> reporter: emerald hernandez was there bright and early. >> for me it's a convenience, i can come in and get it done. >> reporter: you spent the night, though, to be one of the very first. >> i did. i was pretty excited. i thought why not? it's something different. i can say once in my life i camped out to vote. >> reporter: the names of the early voters are reported by the county board of elections. not their votes, just their names. the campaigns try to g
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Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
poll irsthe "washington post" finds pe race still very tight nationwide with president obama leading mitt romney by two rints, 49% to 47%. but in two of the biggest swing tes thatthe states that will decide the election, the resident has a bigger lead. in florida, a quinnipiac university/cbs news/"new york times" poll has the president ahead by nine points, 53% to 44%. in ohio he leads governor romney by ten points, 53% to 43%. john dickerson is our cbs news political director. jo john, some republicans are areplaining these polls aren't ren'ting an accurate picture. do they have a case? se reporter: well, they have a >>se when they remind us that polls are a snapshot in time and that things can change. howly what we should look at in polls is the trends and how things are moving over time, the orrrents. and right now those favor barack obama. the polls are really more like a painting than they are a digital photograph. one of the other complaints is that pollsters are talking to too many democrats. in 2004 democrats said pollsters were talking to too many oepublicans. it's a
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Oct 5, 2012 1:35am PDT
obama? wait till you hear what al gore blamed for his debate performance. >>> not all el ninos... the surprise it could bring to the bay area. >>> turkeys gone wild in the bay area. they're damaging yards, even roofs. the city that's overrun and why people are being warned to bring an,,,,,,,,,,,,,, boost... while presi >>> the big debate last night, today we saw mitt romney's campaign relishing a badly needed boost, while president obama's supporters wondered what went wrong in denver. >> when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> and you only have a few hours to adjust -- >> that's so true. >> i don't know, maybe... >> i'm sorry. yes. former vice president gore suggesting the altitude in the mile-high city was partly to blame. well, we should note that polls showed most americans thought that gore won his first debate with george w. bush. we know how that turned out. >>> meanwhile, mitt romney offered a new take on his infamous 47% comment. he initially said those remarks were not elegantly stated. well, tonight he now called them, quote, just completely wrong. mr. romney was
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
presidential race certainly. cbs reporter tara mergener has more from washington. >> reporter: president obama was all smiles at a rally in virginia. the labor department says the economy added 114,000 jobs in september and the unemployment rate dropped from 8.1 to 7.8%. >> the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: but a major drop in unemployment right before the election has some questioning the results. former general electric ceo and mitt romney supporter jack welch went as far as suggesting the obama administration manipulated the report. he tweeted unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate so change numbers. >> reporter: the white house calls welch's insinuation, quote, utter nonsense and most republicans are steering clear of the former ceo's comments including mitt romney. the republican nominee says many of the new jobs are only part time. and that's not what a real recovery looks like. >> even those that have jobs are having tough times. the middle class is being squeezed with highe
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Oct 3, 2012 4:30am PDT
survey shows president obama and mitt romney all tied up as they head into the evening's presidential debate. this poll is from united technologies and the national journal of congressional connection. it shows that the two candidates with 47% each among likely voters nationwide. other recent polls have showed the president with a narrow lead. bigad shaban has more on today's face-to-face encounter in colorado. >> reporter: the stage isby . the cameras are in place and the candidates are in their final hours of preparation. >> governor, are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm get there is. >> reporter: mitt romney took a break from his rehearsal to grab a burrito bowl. on his break president obama did sight seeing to hoover dam. when they arrive at the university of denver tonight they will face a lot of questions about the economy. >> i'm not interested in creating democratic jobs or republican jobs. i'm interested in creating american jobs. >> reporter: tonight's debate will feature six 15-minute segments. the first three are devoted to the economy. >> there doesn't seem to
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
level since january of 2009. the jobs report will likely be the main focus as president obama and republican challenger mitt romney continue on the campaign trail today. yesterday the president said romney can't pay for his tax plan without sticking it to the middle class. but he did acknowledge romney's stellar performance at wednesday's debate. >> we can't afford to double down on the same top-down economic policies that got us into this mess. that is not a jobs plan. >> they plan on raising taxes on the american people and that will kill jobs. we will not let that happen. we want to create jobs, not kill jobs in this country. >> when asked which candidate would best handle unemployment, romney topped the president 51- 45% in a cnn/orc poll taken before wednesday's debate and before the morning's numbers were released. >>> while the jobless rate is falling, prices at the pump are rising. and while were you sleeping, gas prices went up 16 cents a gallon in the bay area. >> it's scary. 68 bucks to fill up my honda and anne makovec in cupertino now with what's causing the big bump
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Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm PDT
obama by four points. 51% to 47%. in ohio, romney is down eight points, 52% to 44%. and it gets about the same z mbers in virginia, eight points behind. in those three states, of senior voters who said medicare is extremely important 53% are going with president obama, 42% mitt romney. we asked dean reynolds to tell us more about the medicare factor. >> the first step to a stronger strcare is to repeal obamacare. oboos) because it represents the worst of both worlds! >> reporter: a week ago when republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan spoke about medicare to the american association of retired persons in new orleans, he got an earful. >> the law turned medicare boo into a piggy bank for obamacare! (boos) >> reporter: that frosty reaction is borne out in new polling, both by cbs news and others which found more people thought the president would do a better job handling medicare than governor romney. the "washington post" and kaiser foundation surveyed voters in virginia, ohio, and florida. in those states that found that sajorities of 56%, 59%, and 65% support maintaini
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Oct 5, 2012 4:30am PDT
americans. romney and president obama both hit the campaign trail yesterday following their first debate in colorado. the president acknowledged romney's stellar performance but questioned the republican challenger's accuracy. >> when i got on the stage, i met this very spirited fellow to claims to be mitt romney. you about i know it couldn't have been -- but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> i saw the president's vision as trickle down government and i don't think that's what america believes in. >> nielsen estimates 67 million people saw tuesday evening's debate, the most watches since 1992. >>> and we're just getting started on a friday. it is an annoying annual event the east bay city dealing with an aggressive invasion of birds. >> plus, he was just one badge away from reaching eagle scout. why it may never happen for this moraga teen. >> and holy pepperoni! a robber got more than he bargained for when he tried to rip off an at
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm PDT
because they're too good? >> reporter: privately, the obama campaign is conceding that romney's extensive debate preparation paid off at a time when he needed a lift. many viewers saw a president not at the top of his game. >> he seemed nervous for some reason almost as though some questions threw him and mitt romney seem to throw them off as well. >> reporter: but not everyone is giving the win to romney. >> obama was more comfortable with his ideas. romney was working too hard trying to convince people because he was down in the polls. >> reporter: they debate two more times. next someone a town hall style event in new york. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >>> bay area teens using social media to stand up to bullies. >> but first, in today's healthwatch, the connection between steroids injections and a meningitis outbreak. >> this is an lapd vehicle. good afternoon, i'm roberta gonzales on a marine convoy from san francisco to alameda. it's all a part of fleet week with mobile weather. >> look good, roberta. i like it. all right. as far as your forecast goes, cooler weather
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Oct 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
young illegal immigrants granted by president obama in an executive order in june. it's the first time he has expressed support for the act. here's what he said in los angeles recently. >> instead of playing politics with these children, i will pursue permanent immigration reform. >> reporter: the president's executive order is a shortened version of the "dream act," legislation to grant citizenship to these same immigrants under certain conditions. >> "if i were elected and the congress were to pass the "dream act," would i veto it? the answer is question." >> reporter: most polls show president obama with a very comfortable lead among hispanic american voters and a new survey from the pugh hispanic center shows why that's important. this year, nearly 24 million hispanic americans will be eligible to vote roughly 5 million more than in 2008. but romney has certainly not given up trying to win that group over. >> hispanics have been his disproportionately hard. hispanic unemployment is 11%. >> reporter: the two men could get a chance to discuss immigration face to face during wedn
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Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm PDT
obama took office. surprisingly strong, showing that unemployment fell to 7.l% in september -- 7.8% in september. >>> cbs5 reporter, linda eye yee tells us what is behind those numbers -- linda yee tells us what is behind those numbers. >> reporter: he now has 160 employees. >> i think the economy is really picking up. >> reporter: ryan brauton is one of those new workers. he left his job in construction and decided to become a machinist. >> i chose manufacturing for a reason that it does not seem to be affected by the economy. >> reporter: he tripled his research and development budget during the recession. it has paid off. anderson is building this new plant. >> that's the reason why we're moving. we do have plans to continue hiring. >> reporter: nationally the economy has added an average of 145,000 jobs over the past three months. unemployment has not been this low since january of 2009. >> yes, we are finally below that 8% level, but it is still indicative of a slow go environment. >> reporter: much of the drop in the unemployment rate is attributed to the growth of part-time jobs
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Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm PDT
mitt romney and president obama. tara mergener tells us both campaigns are now dialing down expectations. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney get their first chance to put their policies side by side this week. wednesday's debate at the university of denver will focus on domestic policy. >> what i am most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: a new poll shows 56% of registered voters think the president will win the match up. he tried to lower expectations at a rally on sunday. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who will have the best zinger and tut with most points on the board. governor romney is a good day bator. i am just. >> reporter: the president is staying in nevada to prepare for the debate and romney is heading to colorado today. new jersey chris christie said romney is capable of a good debate. >> this whole race will turn upsetdown come thursday morning. >> i don't think one event will make or break there campaign. >> reporter: romney is trailing in the polls
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Oct 6, 2012 6:00pm PDT
, california. >> axelrod: turning to campaign t012, and the roller coaster week for president obama. his debate performance that aight earned him a lot of criticism, even from supporters. int this morning, a tweet from his campaign. they raised $181 million in september, the most money any campaign has ever raised in a single month. me romney campaign said they 8aised more than $12 million on line in the 48 hours after the debate. nan crawford is traveling with the republican candidate in aigns a. jan, the one number both campaigns fixated on, 7.8% unemployment. thissed yesterday. has this taken any wind out of lkvernor romney's sails? >> reporter: well, talk about a lymentum stopper there, jim. i mean, what it has done it really rob romney of one of his sost reliable lines in his hempaign speeches. i've heard him say over and eser, under president obama, has neyment has never been below 8%. obviously, he's not saying that now. instead what we saw yesterday and what he's going to say here in this rally tonight is it d bed be better and it would be better if he were president, reminding p
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Sep 30, 2012 7:00pm PDT
could not believe how rude and caustic steve kroft was to obama, in contrast to scott pelley's handling of mitt romney. i felt that '60 minutes' skewed the interview in favor of romney." and then there was this: "there is such bias towards obama in the media. when you asked obama questions, it was almost apologetically, and you went after romney with no apology." i'm scott pelley. we'll be back next week with another edition of "60 minutes," and i'll see you tomorrow on the "cbs evening news." captioning funded by cbs, and ford-- built for the road ahead. i don't have time for the flu. that's why i'm knocking things off my to-do list. vitamin d, done! hand sanitizer, done! hey, eric! i'm here for my flu shot. sorry, didn't make an appointment. well, you don't need one. whether it's flu shots or prescriptions, we continue to accept express scripts and medco plans. i'm bonnie, and this is my cvs. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
debate moment as we get ready for the obama-romney round 1. burner. governor brown >>> an historic new law is putting illegal immigration back on the front burner. governor jerry brown signed a law allowing young people brought into this country as children to get driver's license. but our cbs 5 reporter tells us there is a catch. len? >> reporter: dana, backers of this bill have been saying for years that it would make california roads a lot safer because suddenly hundreds of thousands of people, some of whom may already be driving without licenses, would be able to drive legally and get insurance. getting a driver's license is part of the road map to success in california. >> you can't get around here without having a license. >> reporter: and that's the reason behind a bill that governor brown just signed into law. it will allow about 350,000 young illegal immigrants who came across the border as children to obtain a california driver's license for the first time. >> it clarifies a lot of fear in the community. >> reporter: something immigrants rights groups have been fighting f
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Sep 30, 2012 8:30am PDT
the election. obama cowl make a gaffe. mitt would win the debates, go could send a flood to destroy all mankind. ( laughter ) so there's hope. >> schieffer: short of building an ark, what is romney's best chance. we'll ask new jersey governor chris christie, and one-time adversary, newt gingrich. so far romney is sticking to a familiar theme, but does he need to do more? >> i will lower the tax rate. he wants to creat to raise them. i'll create jobs and he'll kill them. also marsha blackburn, bob shrum, and larry sabato from the university of virginia center for politics. as we head into first presidential debate, we'll talk about the state of america at home and abroad with the distinguished panel. michelle rhee, former head of the washington, d.c. school system and founder of students first. economist mark zandi of moody analytics. bob woodward, author of "the price of politics" and hendrick smith, author of the new book "who stole the american dream?." it's all ahead on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffe
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. the president, on the other hand, just needs to continue do what he is doing with is low drama obama, low pressure. even if he hasn't won on points he would be perceived the winner because he would seem to be presidential and not off his game. >> reporter: there hasn't been a lot of talk about it, six segments on domestic policy, giving them more time. >> it's supposed to. it's supposed to be on domestic issues and hopefully it will be. i will tell you from experience as a debate and coach that often times the candidate still finds ways to bring subjects in that aren't on topic necessarily. and for the person in your soundbyte before who was saying i'm looking for that plan, you won't get that because these answer are a couple of minutes and the problems are complex. the debate tonight and i think what most voters are looking for who are undecided at this point is some analysis about jobs. look to see if they are giving anything in the way of specifics about those tonight and who is more credible and more like himself as a real push. >> those unscripted moments, right? >> yes. >> tha
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Oct 7, 2012 8:30am PDT
. >> schieffer: to hear the president's friends tell it, it wasn't that obama wasn't so good-- >> it's like mitt romney wasn't there. >> schieffer: the pounding came from every corner. explanations fill the airwaves. former vice president al gore thought maybe it was the altitude. >> when you go to 5,000 feet-- >> exactly. >> and you only have a few hours to adjust-- >> that's interesting. >> i don't know, maybe-- >> schieffer: david letterman thought the problem ran deeper. >> and the number one president obama excuse, it's bush's fault. >> schieffer: the president's top vast gist, david axelrod, is with us this morning. we'll ask him about it. and we'll hear from conservative columnist john fund and michael gerson of the "washington post." analysis from our own norah o'donnell and john dickerson. then with the baseball post-accept under way and washington's team headed to the play-offs for the first time in 79 years, we'll talk baseball with the dodgers' legendary tony larussa, tony lasorda, manager of last year's world-champion st. louis cardinals. jane leavy, who literall
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
angeles should be open in time for tomorrow morning's rush hour. president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney are spending the weekend preparing for the first presidential debate. the candidates face off in denver wednesday night. some 60 million of us are expected to watch the debate on television. there is a new entry on the national register of historic places. a pet cemetery in sub urban new york. the hartsdale pet cemetery founded in 1896 was the final resting place for 75,000 pets and 700 pet owners. now for the day's weather. it will be raining cats and dogs in the south with scattered showers in the northeast. out west the heat is still on. there are no october surprises in the week ahead. milder autumn weather prevails pretty much all over. next, high tech. high risk. and later... >> your name is so familiar. oh, stop hugging me. reporter: rit a ...club...things... ...kept sending me coupons for cat food. i'm just not a coupon clipper. i buy what i want to buy. can i get a reward for that? [ frank ] introducing something extra from raley's, bel air, and nob hil
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
." mitt romney outshines president obama in their first debate. >>> raising the stakes in the ongoing civil war in syria. >>> baseball has its first triple crown winner since 1967. >>> and who would want to tear down a house by one of america's greatest architects? >>> we begin with a look at today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >>> millions of americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. >> mitt romney goes on the offensive at the first presidential debate. >> five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> you're entitled as the president, you own an airplane and you own a house but not to your own facts. >> romney was able to out obama obama. >> we don't know whether debates matter but we do know debates over whether debates matter matter. >>> syrian targets in retaliation from shelling from syria that struck a border village, killing five civilians. >> very, very dangerous situation. >>> a rare and deadly meningitis outbreak from steroid injection s is spreading. so far four people have died. >>> miguel cabrera has won the trip
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
>>> romney's reform. as he prepares to debate domestic issues with president obama, mitt romney says he would allow some young illegal immigrants to stay in the u.s. >>> loose landings. two american airlines jets in three days are diverted after passenger seats come loose mid flight. >>> and striking abilities. there's more than meets the eye about this inspiring star of an online video. >> my disability doesn't define who i am. my disability gives me a challenge every day. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. immigration reform will likely be one of the key issues at tomorrow's debate between president obama and mitt romney. mitt romney says he'd honor work permits issued to young illegal immigrants issued by president obama. until now he hadn't said how he would address that issue. susan mcginness is covering it in washington. >> reporter: these are two-year work permits for these young people. romney says before they expire, he will put in a comprehensive immigration reform plan. the question now is will he give details on that at tomorro
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
debate between president obama and the republican challenger mitt romney. the candidates will spend the day prepping, getting ready for tomorrow's big event in colorado the the president held no rallies today but did visit campaign offices in henderson, nevada. romney spoke to a crowd of supporters at an air and space museum in denver. of course, you can watch the debate right here on cbs 5, starts at 6:00. >> all right. >>> several grocery chains are pulling peanut butter products off their shelves due to concerns of salmonella contamination. the products are from the new mexico-based company sunland. the retailers recalling store brand peanut butter include safeway, target, whole foods and fresh & easy. the centers for disease control says 30 people in 19 states have become sick including two right here in california. the full list of the recalled products can be seen at cbssf.com, click on "links and numbers." >>> time now is 6:41. high-tech on the cheap. which cars won't break your budget? >> plus, another problem popping up for that new iphone 5. the glitch that could drive up your
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